Yesterday was such a blast!!! We had an impromptou stamp-a-thon! You see, Jane's friend Liz was in from Florida! and at the last minute Jane was able to put together a stamping get together! We started early too! Trish came to pick me up at 8 and we went out to get the Starbucks!
Then over to Jane's house where she had set up a stellar stamping area! Trish and I unloaded our goods onto two tables and called them Trish's store and Laura's store. Contained therein were supplies, stamps, images, ribbon for all to use. Over on the other side of the room where all of Jane's stuff was we called Jane's outlet mall! It is jam-packed with great stamps, etc.
We ended up stamping for about ten hours! I made 21 cards in all and some of them are featured here! It was so great to have such a large output! and I like almost all of the cards I made!
Sorry about the poor scanning on these last three. I could not figure out how to fix that.
I realized that my style of stamping is very simple. I enjoy putting together the basics and do not enjoy working with store bought embellishments other than rub on's and ribbons. I like to use rubber stamps, old pages from books or sheet music, card stock from SU, rub-ons, copies of photos and postcards that I have found at antique shops, ribbons, and patterned paper. And that is it. I now know what I like and I am sticking with this style for awhile. I will embrace my simplicity and hope others like it.
We sure had fun yesterday. Of course the creativity was great, but it was just so much fun to spend the day with others who are crazy about stamping. We had Thai food for lunch, laughed a lot, ate "Reesie" peanut butter cups, and even had a fire in the fireplace. GOOD TIMES! I said it was as good as Christmas Day!
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